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21 Mar Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Barbells

Have you ever looked at our bars and wondered what’s the difference? Why some are thicker, others have more knurling (the pointy stuff that digs in to your hands), or why some seem to bend under heavy weight? Check out this Breaking Muscle article that discusses some of the different features of bars and what […]

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Dedicated to All Those Head-scratchers….

We use a lot of abbreviations, and it can get confusing, especially if you’re new to the gym. With that in mind, I present to you a brief list of commonly used GYM-bbreviations: EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute E3M: Every 3 (three) Minutes (many also be used as E2M) AMRAP: As Many Rounds (or Reps) […]

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Why does my overhead squat suck??

One of the trickiest movements for many people beginning Olympic weightlifting is the overhead squat. The combination of thoracic, hip, and ankle mobility required to safely and efficiently perform the movement challenges most, and stumps some. Check out this Catalyst Athletics Q&A for some tips to improve your flexibility for the OHS: Flexibility for the […]

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What’s an EMOM, anyway?

Every once in awhile a strange acronym shows up in our programming. It sounds vaguely like some teenage insult, but, in fact, it’s a valuable training tool: it’s called an EMOM, which stands for Every Minute On the Minute. You perform a movement (or series of movements) every minute for an allotted period of time […]

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02 Dec Posted by in Helpful Tips, Medical Info | Comments

‘Tis the Season…of Sickness

Between parties, kids, doorknobs, and general germy-ness, it’s the season of getting sick. Check out this Breaking Muscle article on working out when you’re sick: Why You Shouldn’t Work Out When You’re Sick Is your workout schedule helping or hindering your health? Keep it in mind this winter!   Christmas Party Update: Purchase your tickets […]

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